Regated: North Korea said on Monday that they have decided to close direct diplomatic link with Washington, this comes days after the U.S put sanctions on the country’s leader, Kim Jong Un, and other officials over human rights abuses. Officials said Kim was “ultimately responsible” Pyongyang is already subject to heavy U.S. sanctions for it’s recklessness with nuclear weapons. Wednesday’s move by the United States marked the first time regime officials had been sanctioned for human rights abuses.
This move was the latest rise in strain with the isolated nuclear-armed country, which earlier on Monday threatened a “physical response” after the United States and South Korea said they would deploy the a missile defense system in South Korea. more